Niagara Gazette

Local News

January 14, 2013

New Falls Police Superintendent begins his watch by putting more officers on the streets

Niagara Gazette — Two weeks into his tenure as the Falls police superintendent, Bryan DalPorto sits in an office filled with half-unpacked boxes.

He tells a Gazette photographer there will be no pictures taken there until he’s finished settling in.

The new Cataract City top cop thinks he might finally get unpacked in another week or so. You see, he’s been a little busy since he became superintendent.

“Extremely busy,” DalPorto says with a bit of a chuckle. “But a lot of that is self-imposed.”

A 15-year Falls police veteran, DalPorto hasn’t hesitated to move fast to put his imprint on the department. He met with the department’s captains early last week to outline his vision for the force.

He’s also made an effort to speak with every one of his officers and detectives, attending platoon roll-calls and dropping in for investigator briefings.

“I make it a point to walk through (police headquarters) at least once a day and stop and talk to any of the officers I encounter,” DalPorto said. 

The new superintendent has also made it clear he won’t be a 9-to-5, behind a desk chief.

“I was out the other night (around 9:30 p.m.) on patrol, and I backed up a car stop,” he said. “And I’m not out there to watch over (the officers). I’m out there to show my support and show them how much I appreciate what they do. When I took the (superintendent’s) job, I envisioned it being like this.”

A military commander with the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing at the Falls Air Reserve Station, DalPorto says his approach to commanding city cops is shaped by a U.S. Army hero.

“Always do everything you ask of those you command,” DalPorto said. “That was the motto of General George S. Patton and I believe in that.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Poll

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results